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Quintin Jardine

Thursday 14th November at Atkinson-Pryce Books, 7.30pm

Legend of Scottish crime-writing Quintin is back with his 31st (wow!) Bob Skinner mystery so join us for a great evening celebrating and learning all about this new book.

Tickets £6, available from us in the shop.

Nine years ago, divorcee Marcia Brown took her own life. A pillar of the community, she had been accused of theft, and it's assumed that she was unable to live with the shame.

Now her former husband wants the case reopened. Marcia was framed, he says, to prevent her exposing a scandal. He wants justice for Marcia.

Alex Skinner, Solicitor Advocate, and daughter of retired Chief Constable Sir Robert Skinner, has taken on the brief, aided by her investigator Carrie McDaniels. When tragedy strikes and his daughter comes under threat, Skinner steps in. His quarry is about to discover that the road to hell is marked by bad intentions .



Ned Palmer

Thursday 21st November at 7.30pm in Biggar & Upper Clydesdale Museum

Travel through time with expert cheesemonger Ned Palmer...

Atkinson-Pryce and The Olive Tree Deli are delighted to welcome Ned to Biggar to hear all about his book A Cheesemonger's History of the British Isles. Ned will take us on a fascinating cheese odyssey across Britain and Ireland. There will be delicious samples to taste plus accompanying refreshments. 

"Ned Palmer teaches us that in fact, correctly understood, history is mainly about cheese" John Lanchester

Tickets £10, available from the Bookshop.

Every cheese tells a story. Whether it's a fresh young goat's cheese or a big, beefy eighteen-month-old Cheddar, each variety holds the history of the people who first made it, from the builders of Stonehenge to medieval monks, from the Stilton-makers of the eighteenth-century to the factory cheesemakers of the Second World War. This is a celebration of history, innovation and taste - and the book all cheese and history lovers will want to devour this Christmas.



Gavin Pretor-Pinney

Tuesday 26th November, Atkinson-Pryce Books at 7.30pm

'Look up, marvel at the ephemeral beauty, and always remember to live life with your head in the clouds'

Join us in the bookshop to welcome Gavin Pretor-Pinney on Tuesday 26th November at 7.30pm to celebrate his beautiful book A Cloud A Day. In this enlightening and entertaining talk Gavin will take us on an illustrated tour of the sky and explain why clouds look the way they do and how they reveal the invisible movements of our atmosphere. 

Since starting the Cloud Appreciation Society in 2005 Gavin has been teaching the world why clouds are the most evocative and poetic aspect of nature, how cloudspotting is the perfect antidote to the digital world and why spending a few moments each day with your head in clouds will help you keep your feet on the ground.

Tickets £6, from Atkinson-Pryce Books.







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